Nissan is determined to grab eight percent
of global market share by 2016, and is investing heavily in its North American facilities to make that happen. After a $5.2 billion cash infusion, Nissan will grow by 9,000 jobs, expand capacity by 425,000 vehicles and 200,000 lithium-ion batteries.

With its existing NA plants, Nissan already produces all its core models here. But by 2015, the company plans to build at its North American plants 85% of all Nissan and Infiniti models sold in the U.S. Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn. plant will soon add the Leaf and Rogue to its lineup and the Canton, Miss. plant will add the Sentra to its truck production. To pull off that expanded lineup, Canton will get 1,000 new jobs boosting its payroll to 4,500 workers.

Nissan also has an engine plant in Decherd, Tenn., which will add 90 jobs this year and up to 400 new jobs eventually, to help build electric motors for the Leaf as well as Daimler.

In Mexico, Nissan plans to spend $2 billion to add a third plant with 3,000 workers making 175,000 subcompacts by late next year.

Finally, Nissan's Farmington Hills, Mich. research group will get 150 new co-workers for vehicle engineering and development.


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      jtmatt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmm....maybe Nissan can hire me?
      Thunder
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm happy to know, Nissan has making an global strategy to build his plants in America ( US & Mexico ) due everytime Mexico has incredible quality to do cars. Thanks you to the cheap labor of Mexico, we can have nice cars at economical prices in US.
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      They just better hope that they don't get infected by the UAW, that becomes ever more desperate as they slowly kill their domestic hosts alive mostly only due to public intervention. After all, the UAW is the automotive equivalent of getting AIDS. Sure there are treatments, and you may even live for years, but you'll never be 100% or get rid of it until you die.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        tump, yes, if your job is not physically demanding, not in harsh conditions, nor needs even a highschool diploma to do, then yes you shouldn't be making more than someone flipping burgers or cleaning toilets. I would hope that your tech job requires at least a modicum of intelligence though.
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        Koushiro Izumi
        • 2 Years Ago
        You seem like you got brain-damaged.
        MX
        • 2 Years Ago
        What a offensive comment. I am diabetic, weigh 150 pounds and am 5' 8" tall. Hardly overweight. Next time know what you are talkng about before making bigoted comments.
      _M7_
      • 2 Years Ago
      If those are builted in Mexico I dont have problems.....but if it means usa...those cars will fail like titan or path....etc etc
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      Travis Miles
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope no one thinks they are being benevolent. They are doing the same things some on this board criticize the American makers for doing; mainly, building in locations free of union labor as opposed to the labor in their own home market that is union represented.
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      richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Typical of Japanese transplants, most of the added employment will probably be temp jobs. Non-union with no health insurance.
        Cruising
        • 2 Years Ago
        @richard
        Exactly and probably no room for advancement even if the temp is highly skilled at what they do.
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